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Chelsea boss Mourinho fancies Palace job

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he's keen on joining Crystal Palace later in his career.

Mourinho's current contract at Stamford Bridge only runs through until 2010 - but he is determined to witness the 2012 Olympics as a Londoner, whether he is still at Chelsea or not.

The Portuguese said: "The Olympic Games are part of my life since I can remember, but only through television. Now I have a chance to live it in a different way, from the inside.

"I went to work in Barcelona a few years after the (1992) Olympic Games and I want to experience it in London and as a Londoner if that is possible.

"I don't know if I will still be working in English football in 2012 but I hope so because I love working in English football and at the same time I could live the Games.

"Londoners are very privileged to have an event like this and they should enjoy every second. "It will build step by step and by 2010 and 2011 you will already be able to smell the Games. If you live here it is special.

"For someone who will always be connected to London I would like for my family and for my kids in particular to live the Olympic Games in a special way.

"In football you never know what tomorrow holds, but I would like to be in London by 2012. My family are happy living here in London."

Asked whether he would like to still be working in London, Mourinho joked: "Yes. If not Chelsea then Crystal Palace or somebody else!"

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